When Henry Swofford stepped to the microphone at a gathering of forensic scientists in 2016, he surprised the audience when he announced that he had directed his investigators to no longer use the terms “identification” or “individualization” to link an item of evidence to a specific person. Investigators could no longer say that a latent fingerprint found at a crime scene was an absolute match with a suspect.
— Read on nij.ojp.gov/topics/articles/slow-steady-march-towards-more-reliable-forensic-science
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